Volunteer management : a study of volunteer recruitment and retention practices in the State of Florida
Creating a structure for the recruitment and retention of volunteers ate essential elements of managing of a volunteer program. Volunteers are vital to organizations that utilize volunteers all over the world. The need for volunteers increase as the availability of financial resources in organizations all over America decline. Volunteerism provides a major cost savings for an organization. Agencies that utilize volunteers are able to provide additional services that would be impossible otherwise. Hundreds of thousands of organizations across the United States utilize volunteers to carry out the mission and objectives their organization. The recruitment strategy of a volunteer administrator should incorporate a primary understanding of the needs of potential volunteers. The volunteer recruiter should contemplate methods to successfully fulfill the needs of the volunteer. If the needs of a volunteer are not met, the volunteer may choose to take his or her contributions elsewhere. Therefore, the retention rate of a volunteer program can also be improved by meeting the needs of the volunteer. This study was designed to research common practices and possible relationships of the recruitment and retention practices of volunteer programs in state of Florida. The purpose is to improve understanding of successful practices of the emerging field of volunteer management.
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Feldheim, Mary Ann
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs;Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic;Volunteers;Volunteers -- Management;Volunteers -- Recruiting
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Flynn, Jacqueline A., "Volunteer management : a study of volunteer recruitment and retention practices in the State of Florida" (2001). HIM 1990-2015. 293.